GEORGETOWN, CA – The 60th Jeepers Jamboree Jeep will be given away this Saturday night along with thousands of dollars in raffle prizes. The 60th Annual Jeepers Jamboree will take place on the historic Rubicon Springs Trail July 26 – 30, 2012, the longest running event of this kind marks it as a historic accomplishment in Jeeping History.
There are many special features for this years trip including Movies on the Grass, Historical hikes and talks, Diamond in the Rough wine tasting supporting the Rubicon Trail Foundation, 60th Anniversary feature Jeep Giveaway & Raffle, the largest Vendor Show to date and a Flatfender Show’N’Shine awarding a People’s Choice Plaque.
The 60th Anniversary Raffle will take place on both Friday and Saturday nights with the Grand Prize Jeep announcement on Saturday night. Thousands of dollars in prizes will be announced while enjoying two bands: Papa Blues and Whisky Dawn. “With the help of all the sponsors we were able to put together this awesome Jeep and give it away to one lucky guest! I will have to say, it is a great Jeep and has been the focus of a lot of attention across the country this year as it helped us promoted this event,” said Bob Sweeney, Jeepers Jamboree Board of Directors. Sponsors include 4 Wheel Parts, SmittyBilt, Currie Enterprises, GenRight Off Road, Black Rock, Ten-Factory, Motive Gear, Goodyear, Arabia’s Overkill, J&W Autowreckers, Roundeye.com, RockHard and Eagle Radiator.
“Our events are a reflection of the Jeeping industry and we are glad to have important industry partners again this year,” said Sweeney. The Largest Vendor show in Jamboree history will be set up all day Saturday including representatives from 4 Wheel Parts, G2 Axle & Gear, Currie Enterprises, FishMouth, GenRight Off Road, MetalCloak, NorCal Rock Racing, Olympic 4×4, OilTek Solutions, OR-Fab, Paramount Off Road, Performance Accessories, Poly Performance, Pro Comp, Roggy Enterprises, Rubicon Express, SmittyBilt, Synergy, Trail Master, WFO Concepts, Arabia’s Overkill, Black Rock, KMF Offroad, Parts Mike, Rock Hard, Savvy Offroad and Varozza 4×4.
“There is so much history surrounding this entire area and 60 years of this trip that we thought it was important to offer guests an opportunity to hear about it,” said Bob Sweeney. History buffs will enjoy two separate events planned. One is a hike and talk about the camp and surrounding areas hosted by Geologist George Wheeldon. Steve Morris will talk about the history of Rubicon Springs and Jeepers Jamboree. The Movie on the Grass on Thursday night will feature the “50th Anniversary Movie” and the “Tip to Tip Darion Trip.”
Rubicon Trail Foundation is hosing a Diamonds in the Rough Wine Tasting. $25 per person, which includes a Souvenir plastic wine glass etched with the 60th Anniversary Logo and all participants will go into a drawing for a free bottle of wine. All proceeds will go to the Rubicon Trail Foundation who is dedicated to enhance the future health and use of the Rubicon Trail, while ensuring responsible motorized year-round trail access.
Everyone on the trip is welcome to show off their Jeep Flat Fender on Saturday morning at the meal area and guests are encouraged to vote for the People’s Choice Award. The group that was commonly known as Flatville between the years of 1990 and 2002 will be hosting this social gathering. Typically in its heyday there were about 20 flatfenders camped together; they are anticipating that 20-40 will be converging for this historic 60th Annual Event. To see additional photos from the scrapbook (literally) go to http://bowermedia.com/2012/07/flatfender.
This years Jeepers Jamboree is currently sold out, however we encourage you to put the dates on your calendar for next year. It is a trip not to be missed. www.JeepersJamboree.com.
The Jeepers Jamboree is the oldest and largest organized event of this type in the world. It has received worldwide publicity through television, radio, magazines and newspapers. Guides have taken more than 35,000 vehicles and 102,000 people from throughout the world over the famous Rubicon Trail, considered to be the “Granddaddy” of all four-wheel trails – a 10 on most scales! The annual winter storms provide new challenges each year by carving out a different trail among the rocky sluices and granite slabs. As a result, almost all four-wheeling is done at 3‑5 miles per hour or less. The Rubicon Springs encampment (altitude 6,060 ft. and the site of a late 19th Century mineral springs and hotel) provides a setting for fun and relaxation. Here you will be wined, dined and entertained in the finest High Sierra style. The 60th anniversary event is going to be the best yet. www.JeepersJamboree.com